Legacy Recordings Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters with Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition Marshmallow-Scented White Vinyl
Ultimate Ghostbusters Exclusive Vinyl Collectible Revealed this Morning at New York Comic Con and Available Now at GhostbustersStore.com
NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Ghostbusters" with the release of the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition Vinyl, the ultimate 12" vinyl collectible edition of the film's Oscar-nominated #1 hit single by Ray Parker Jr. c/w Run-D.M.C.'s "Ghostbusters Rap".
The white 12" vinyl single is packaged in a luxurious, marshmallow-scented puffy gatefold sleeve and includes two 12x12 3D lenticular stills and one 12x12 3D motion lenticular of images from the film -- iconic frame-able full-size depictions of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man during his climactic rampage through New York City.
The Legacy Recordings 12" white vinyl marshmallow-scented Ghostbusters Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition was revealed this morning at 2014 New York Comic Con where ten lucky Ghostbusters fans were the first people in the world to receive the exclusive vinyl. New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention hosting the latest in comics, movies, television, video games, toys, graphic novels, anime and manga for fans and members of the entertainment industry.
A limited edition version, available now at GhostbustersStore.com includes one set of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man facial expressions with three individual emotions separated onto layers of unbound transparencies. The set is contained in a clear presentation pouch. The standard version without transparencies has an official release to wider retail on Tuesday, October 21.
"Ghostbusters," the song recorded by Ray Parker Jr as title track to the groundbreaking 1984 blockbuster comedy starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, became an international crossover hit in its own right, bulleting up to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles charts while going Top 10 on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary chart (#9) and Hot Dance Club Play chart (#6).
The eminently danceable and hook-packed track ("Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!") remains one of the world's all-time great perennial party anthems. Parker's track was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Music, Original Song category.
In 1989, Run-D.M.C. recorded a rap for a remixed version of the "Ghostbusters" single used in the "Ghostbusters II" sequel.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its blockbuster franchise Ghostbusters with a series of special events and home entertainment releases. As part of this celebration, both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II have been remastered in 4K and released in high-def on Blu-ray with all-new special features and are available in stores now.
As an added highlight, the original 1984 film returned to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend), while Legacy Recordings has been offering 30th anniversary editions of the movie's soundtrack on CD, 12" standard vinyl and a special glow-in-the-dark 12" vinyl picture disk.
Fans can follow the action on social media with the hashtag #GB30 or visiting the following sites:
About Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world's foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most important musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Across a variety of platforms, the label offers contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.
Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy has expanded on its original mission (preserving and reissuing back catalogs of Columbia Records, Epic Records and associated CBS labels) to provide new and innovative avenues for artist and repertoire exposure including Grammy winning curated retrospectives, social media campaigns, Oscar winning soundtracks, new talent signings and groundbreaking campaigns for established artists and catalog. Following the creation of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels (including RCA Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including Bang!, CTI, Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others).
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Star Wars Celebration, New York Super Week, Special Edition: NYC, Oz Comic-Con, BookCon, Comic Con India and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013 ReedPOP added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific including Australia and India. (www.reedpop.com)
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